NEW YORK -- Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 6-4 loss to the Yankees:
"I went 0-for-5 today, so I ain't got (anything) to talk about.'' - David Ortiz after turning around and seeing a small army of reporters waiting for him in front of his locker.
"To have a chance to clinch the division for us here (and come up sort), it's not acceptable. If my offense scores me four runs, I feel like I should be able to go out there and win.'' - David Price.
"The bottom line story to this one was (Price) mislocating within the strike zone.'' - John Farrell.
* Boston's season-best 11-game win streak was snapped with the loss.
* David Price took his first loss since Aug. 7.
* Price is 1-3 with a 7.89 ERA against the Yankees this season.
* Aaron Hill contributed his first pinch-hit homer in his career.
* Mookie Betts saw his streak of reaching base in 38 straight road games stopped.
* Dustin Pedroia posted his third straight multi-hit game.
* For the 20th time this season, Xander Bogaerts enjoyed a three-hit game.
* In his last 12 games, Andrew Benintendi has eight extra-base hits.
* Hill's pinch-hit homer was the third by the Red Sox this month.
1) Tyler Austin
The rookie first baseman snapped a 4-4 tie in the seventh with a two-run homer and also added two more hits in three at-bats.
2) Gary Sanchez
The first-year catcher continues to amaze, hitting his 20th homer in only his 51st game, sending the Yanks out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning.
3) Luis Cessa
Cessa took a big step forward from his last start against the Red Sox by keeping them scoreless through the first five innings before allowing two runs in the sixth.
NEW YORK -- First impressions from the Red Sox' 6-4 loss to the Yankees.
* As the postseason gets closer, David Price needs to do a better job of keeping the ball in the ballpark.
Price gave up three homers Tuesday night -- a two-run shoot to rookie sensation Gary Sanchez in the first; a solo shot to Didi Gregorius in the sixth; and another two-run belt in the seventh to Tyler Austin.
That's six homers in the last three outings and 29 for the season. It's also the sixth time this season that he's given up multiple homers in the same start, with the three on Tuesday representing a season-high.
Prior to this year, Price had never allowed more than 25 homers in a season. Last season, splitting time between the cavernous Comerica Park in Detroit and the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre, he yielded just 17.
Worse, twice Tuesday the homers came at inauspicious times. In the sixth, the Sox had just closed to within one at 3-2; in the seventh, the Sox had worked t tie the game at 4-4.
* For all of the offensive brilliance shown by Mookie Betts, it's easy to forget how good he's been in right field.
Anyone who plays in the same outfield with Jackie Bradley Jr. runs the risk of having his defensive play overshadowed and that's likely the case with Betts.
He's played a Gold Glove-caliber right field, showing good range and instincts -- especially for someone who never played the outfield professionally until about 2 1/2 years ago.
And while Bradley has the stronger arm, Betts has 14 assists, including one Tuesday night.
That took place on a ball in which Betts was initially fooled. With one on, Chase Headley lined a ball to right that Betts seemed to lose in the lights. He went to his knees, fighting the lights, and managed to reach back to make the catch, sprawling. He then had the presence of mind to set himself and fire a throw to first, doubling up Starlin Castro for a mind-blowing double play.
* Expanded rosters make a mockery of the game.
In the eighth inning, Joe Girardi and John Farrell combined to burn through six players for one plate appearance.
Righty Blake Parker was set to face Aaron Hill, but Farrell had lefty Travis Shaw announced. Girardi then countered by bringing in lefty Richard Bleier to face Shaw.
Of course, Farrell countered by having righty Chris Young hit for Shaw. Young reached on a fielder's choice, and because Young can't play third, Farrell had insert Deven Marrero at third in the bottom of the inning.
Four position players and two pitchers in one spot. That couldn't be done in any other month during the season.
So why is it allowed in September?